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Modern Commemorative Coins

You’ve seen commemorative coins at shows for years, and you may have a couple, but do you know which modern commemoratives have the best potential for profit? A great book to help you with commemorative coin collecting is Modern Commemorative … Continue reading

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Stater tops Gorny & Mosch coin sale

Gorny & Mosch will hold auctions No. 224-226 Oct. 13-17. The Munich, Germany, firm will put ancients through modern coins on the block. Highlighting the sale is an archaic silver stater from Knossos on Crete that depicts the Minotaur on … Continue reading

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Platinum Eagle sales to end Oct. 1

The Mint is ready to cut off sales of the one-ounce platinum American Eagle bullion coin. Authorized Purchasers have until Oct. 1 to get their orders in for the 2014-dated coins. Sales of the 2015 coins will commence in January. … Continue reading

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Prices soar in hot Hong Kong bidding

By Kerry Rodgers The results of the Spink Numismatic Collector Series sale Aug. 21 in Hong Kong clearly demonstrate the heat currently present in the Chinese market. The company’s new Hong Kong showroom was packed with bidders on 1,514 mixed … Continue reading

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Coin Clinic: State map on cent puzzles reader

I recently came across this penny in change and wondered what the imprinted image was. I am guessing that it was some type of promotion for the State of New York, as the outline appears to be that of the … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: It’s all about the coin, not the label

By Pete Acampora What if they threw a party and no one came? Or worse; what if they threw a party and everybody not invited came? Or, as we saw in Chicago, what if they threw a party and everyone … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor (09/30/14)

Don’t buy the highest grade you can afford We have all heard the advice “buy the highest grade you can afford”.  In contrast, a recent collecting strategy has been to buy the lowest grade coin you can find.  Although I … Continue reading

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Community Voice Responses (09/30/14)

From the Sept. 5 Numismatic News E-Newsletter: Do you think advances in science will eventually make gold worthless? Here are some answers sent from our e-newsletter readers to Editor Dave Harper. Possibly, but likely not for a long time. Pat … Continue reading

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Great Sand Dunes National Park gets quarter

The America the Beautiful quarter design honoring Colorado’s Great Sand Dunes National Park was officially introduced Sept. 4 at a ceremony in Mosca, Colo. Associate Director of Manufacturing Dave Croft participated in the traditional coin pour and gave a plaque … Continue reading

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Medals honor victims of 9/11 attacks

Three Congressional Gold Medals were awarded Sept. 10 in Emancipation Hall in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center to honor the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Medals were made for the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and for Flight 93 … Continue reading

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